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Wed Aug 7, 2019, 05:53 PM

Cyntoia Brown Is Finally Free

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The details surrounding Brown’s incarceration drew attention from both celebrities and social justice advocates alike, who channeled their indignation into protests and massive social media campaigns that eventually influenced Gov. Haslam’s decision to commute her sentence.

In 2006, Brown was convicted of murdering 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent Johnny Allen, as The Root’s Anne Branigin previously reported:

Brown told authorities she was trapped into sex work and was a victim of child sex trafficking at the time she killed Allen, who had picked up the then-16-year-old Brown from a Sonic Drive-In. She shot Allen while the two were in bed together; Brown claimed self-defense, while prosecutors argued Brown was trying to rob the real estate agent, WKRN reports.

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Prior to her release, Brown released the following statement on Monday:

“While first giving honor to God who made all of this possible, I would also like to thank my many supporters who have spoken on my behalf and prayed for me. I’m blessed to have a very supportive family and friends to support me in the days to come. I look forward to using my experiences to help other women and girls suffering abuse and exploitation. I thank Governor and First Lady Haslam for their vote of confidence in me and with the Lord’s help I will make them as well as the rest of my supporters proud.


https://www.theroot.com/cyntoia-brown-is-finally-free-1837026171

She is a strong woman.

The Epstein's and Trumps of this world are pitiful creatures. I hope they rot in hell for the rest of their lives.

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Wed Aug 7, 2019, 06:01 PM

1. So glad to see this

I hope this brave young woman gets the support she needs after everything that was done to her.

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Wed Aug 7, 2019, 06:20 PM

2. She will get support.

Everything I read she is going to give far more than she will take.

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